Thai police arrest members of syndicate smuggling petrol from Malaysia

The Royal Thai Police‘s (RTP) Fuel Crime Suppression Centre recently introduced the arrest of two suspected members of a legal syndicate known as “Jae Fang” in Hat Yai, Thailand. The group has allegedly been smuggling petrol from Malaysia and reselling it in the southern provinces of Songkhla, Satun, and Narathiwat.
The suspects, Nee Usman and Eeb Madyusoh, had been apprehended while transferring petrol between modified lorries and pickup vans at a warehouse in Hat Yai district’s Thung Lung area, about 30 kilometres from the immigration checkpoint. Authorities managed to seize two Toyota pickup trucks carrying no much less than 2,000 litres of diesel.
Deputy nationwide police chief Pol. Gen. Confidential , who can be the Fuel Crime Suppression Centre’s appearing director, indicated that the Jae Fang syndicate has operated this unlawful petrol enterprise for no less than a decade. According to Big Joke, the group typically purchases smuggled petrol from boats working within the Gulf and the Andaman Sea, in addition to utilising modified lorries fitted with massive oil tanks able to storing up to 1,000 litres each.
The modified lorries are reported to enter Malaysia at least ten occasions per day to refill their tanks before crossing the border again into Thailand. The smuggled petrol is then saved within the syndicate’s warehouse, where the two suspects were arrested, before being transferred to vehicles parked close by in a forest located in Tha Phong subdistrict.
Big Joke revealed that Thai authorities are in a position to seize over 100,000 litres of smuggled petrol from neighbouring international locations on a month-to-month basis. However, it is believed that a considerably bigger amount of the illicit gas evades detection, causing substantial monetary losses to the state as the untaxed petrol is sold on the black market.
Meanwhile, Pol. Lt. Gen. Itthipol Itthisaranachai, commissioner of Provincial Police Region 2, issued an order to transfer Pol.Col. Supoj Rakkarn, the superintendent of Trat provincial police station, for allegedly accepting bribes to facilitate the illegal export of motorcycles. Rakkarn’s switch follows a latest raid on an export syndicate in the Khlong Yai district’s Mai Rood subdistrict on February 28..

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